| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

East Bay Community Law Center

  • Location:
    2921 Adeline St
    Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Phone:
    (510) 548-4040
  • Fax:
    (510) 548-2566
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) provides legal services to the low-income community in the areas of Immigration, Eviction defense / Housing, Health & Welfare, Public Benefits, Criminal Expungement, Juvenile Justice, Consumer Rights, Homelessness Citation Defense, and Small Business Development. We aim to bring legal resources and assistance to those in desperate need.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa
Detention Facilities Served: Contra Costa County Jail (CA), San Francisco Detention Facility (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Community Development, Consumer, Criminal Appeals, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Other languages through Language Line and Law Student Interns
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